Gallery Eclectic Bistro

★★★★☆

About Gallery Eclectic Bistro

Hours
Monday To Thursday From 11:00 AM To 10:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 11:00 PM Sunday From 11:00 AM To 09:00 PM

Food

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We really like the food here, and the service was fine on 8/12/14. SInce all of the reviews I'm seeing for GEB are over a year old, thought I would post a more recent view. Several of us who work nearby eat at the Bistro every few

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We really like the food here, and the service was fine on 8/12/14. SInce all of the reviews I'm seeing for GEB are over a year old, thought I would post a more recent view. Several of us who work nearby eat at the Bistro every few

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Stopped in on a beautiful day for our first lunch at Gallery Eclectic. Menu said 2-4-1 drafts and lots of lunch selections!! Seated and waited. waited. Other customers seated around us on patio, ordered and brought drinks-then ordered

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Stopped in on a beautiful day for our first lunch at Gallery Eclectic. Menu said 2-4-1 drafts and lots of lunch selections!! Seated and waited. waited. Other customers seated around us on patio, ordered and brought drinks-then ordered

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I stopped in here to have lunch with a friend before leaving town. We had about an hour and a half. After waiting for about 15-20 mins, one of the bus boys grabbed a server for us. SHe came over and said she was sorry for the wait,

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★★★★★

I stopped in here to have lunch with a friend before leaving town. We had about an hour and a half. After waiting for about 15-20 mins, one of the bus boys grabbed a server for us. SHe came over and said she was sorry for the wait,

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Well,I was not sure if I should write about our experience at this restaurant because in a way I feel bad for the people that work there,but,if I was to read a review to help me to decide if I should eat there I would appreciate some

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★★★★★

Well,I was not sure if I should write about our experience at this restaurant because in a way I feel bad for the people that work there,but,if I was to read a review to help me to decide if I should eat there I would appreciate some

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When I lived in Jacksonville, I went to Gallery Bistro as much as possible. Chef Barry is SUCH a blessing. His talents for preparing some of the most ridiculously delicious cuisines pairs well with his integrity and character. When I was in Jacksonville, I was a Navy wife. My (former) husband's fleet was in Afghanistan at Christmastime. I called Chef Barry to see if we could reserve a few tables to do a little Christmas party to try and give the Navy wives a little bit of joy as we were all missing our husbands dearly. Not only did Chef Barry open his heart, but he called me back PERSONALLY and opened up an entire room and prepared some of the most outrageous food I've ever eaten. If you ever have the opportunity to eat at Gallery Bistro....DO IT! You will NOT be disappointed. Chef Barry ROCKS!

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★★★★★

When I lived in Jacksonville, I went to Gallery Bistro as much as possible. Chef Barry is SUCH a blessing. His talents for preparing some of the most ridiculously delicious cuisines pairs well with his integrity and character. When I was in Jacksonville, I was a Navy wife. My (former) husband's fleet was in Afghanistan at Christmastime. I called Chef Barry to see if we could reserve a few tables to do a little Christmas party to try and give the Navy wives a little bit of joy as we were all missing our husbands dearly. Not only did Chef Barry open his heart, but he called me back PERSONALLY and opened up an entire room and prepared some of the most outrageous food I've ever eaten. If you ever have the opportunity to eat at Gallery Bistro....DO IT! You will NOT be disappointed. Chef Barry ROCKS!

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I have been to this restaurant several times and the food is always on point. They are never busy so you can always go there on a weekend night and get right in. On occasion we get a bad server but that happens eveywhere. Highly recommend!

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★★★★★

I have been to this restaurant several times and the food is always on point. They are never busy so you can always go there on a weekend night and get right in. On occasion we get a bad server but that happens eveywhere. Highly recommend!

Pros: Great food at a good price and no long waits,

Cons: occasional bad service.

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We were walking to another restaurant in the area when they offered us their homemade chips as we were walking by...We were sold!

The menu was quite diverse and the decor of the restaurant was great. The service was ok, not great, not bad.

We will be going back again, no doubt. Expect great food, just expect standard service.

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★★★★☆

We were walking to another restaurant in the area when they offered us their homemade chips as we were walking by...We were sold!

The menu was quite diverse and the decor of the restaurant was great. The service was ok, not great, not bad.

We will be going back again, no doubt. Expect great food, just expect standard service.

Pros: Great food and atmosphere

Cons: Average service

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I have been to the Bistro a couple of times for lunch and I highly recommend it. The food has always been wonderful and the service good for lunch. There is not much more to add. They kept the drinks full and got us out in reasonable time for a working lunch.

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★★★★★

I have been to the Bistro a couple of times for lunch and I highly recommend it. The food has always been wonderful and the service good for lunch. There is not much more to add. They kept the drinks full and got us out in reasonable time for a working lunch.

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I dined here Saturday Night looking forward to it because it was one of my favorite places.
Was. The Cheese on the Bistro Chips Tasted Stale The Crab Chowder once my delight tasted lack luster.
We had to request bread. There was no salt or peper on the table I never notice this but for this meal I needed it!! The waitress never checked on us to see if we were enjoying our food. She asked when i flagged her down if i wanted a to go box for the large amount of left overs and when I told her it just didnt taste right I didnt want to take it home and that i did not enjoy it she said I will let the cook know.
The bill was presented for the full amount with no question of how she could make it ok. Never were we asked how we enjoyed the meal. The service and food was lousy. I will never eat here again.

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★☆☆☆☆

I dined here Saturday Night looking forward to it because it was one of my favorite places.
Was. The Cheese on the Bistro Chips Tasted Stale The Crab Chowder once my delight tasted lack luster.
We had to request bread. There was no salt or peper on the table I never notice this but for this meal I needed it!! The waitress never checked on us to see if we were enjoying our food. She asked when i flagged her down if i wanted a to go box for the large amount of left overs and when I told her it just didnt taste right I didnt want to take it home and that i did not enjoy it she said I will let the cook know.
The bill was presented for the full amount with no question of how she could make it ok. Never were we asked how we enjoyed the meal. The service and food was lousy. I will never eat here again.

Pros: Beautiful Place

Cons: The Food and service

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Several weeks ago, I was in Tampa with my husband and son. We were hungry and hot, and in need of a late lunch. While strolling through an outdoor shopping area, we were invited by the chef of Gallery Eclectic Bistro to dine in his upscale restaurant. (What lured me in was the Bistro Chips: topped with Gorgonzola and balsamic vinegar. I?ve never experienced their equal).

We were seated and began to review the menu. No waiter came by. My two year old began to get antsy. No waiter. I caught the eye of one and asked if he could find our waiter. Still no waiter, although the restaurant was far from busy. My husband and I waited a few more minutes before exiting the restaurant.

We told the maitre?d we had been waiting, and we planned to eat elsewhere. The chef came out immediately and began to make apologies. Still miffed, I was ready to go. He continued to apologize, saying there was no excuse for it, and offered to buy our lunch. My irritation began to melt away. We accepted his offer.

Service the second time around was prompt. The chef even sent over an order of Bistro Chips (double points for that) and came to chat with us. We appreciated his professionalism and his immediate response to the situation. We got a free lunch for three (alcohol included!) and now I?m sold on the place.

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★★★★☆

Several weeks ago, I was in Tampa with my husband and son. We were hungry and hot, and in need of a late lunch. While strolling through an outdoor shopping area, we were invited by the chef of Gallery Eclectic Bistro to dine in his upscale restaurant. (What lured me in was the Bistro Chips: topped with Gorgonzola and balsamic vinegar. I?ve never experienced their equal).

We were seated and began to review the menu. No waiter came by. My two year old began to get antsy. No waiter. I caught the eye of one and asked if he could find our waiter. Still no waiter, although the restaurant was far from busy. My husband and I waited a few more minutes before exiting the restaurant.

We told the maitre?d we had been waiting, and we planned to eat elsewhere. The chef came out immediately and began to make apologies. Still miffed, I was ready to go. He continued to apologize, saying there was no excuse for it, and offered to buy our lunch. My irritation began to melt away. We accepted his offer.

Service the second time around was prompt. The chef even sent over an order of Bistro Chips (double points for that) and came to chat with us. We appreciated his professionalism and his immediate response to the situation. We got a free lunch for three (alcohol included!) and now I?m sold on the place.

Pros: the chef did his best to accommodate us.

Cons: We shouldn't have had the issue with the waiter to begin with.

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I am Chef Walter Wright,
I am no longer the chef of the Gallery Bistro as of March 2006. I am not sure why my name is still being used.

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★★★☆☆

I am Chef Walter Wright,
I am no longer the chef of the Gallery Bistro as of March 2006. I am not sure why my name is still being used.

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I had the same experience with being served the wrong fish. It is most definately a way to save a few cents with every order. I was completely uncomfortable during my meal after hearing a manager rip into one of the waitresses. I felt so bad for her and I could not imagine working for such a guy.

I have eatin there once before a few years ago and I think it was much better then.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had the same experience with being served the wrong fish. It is most definately a way to save a few cents with every order. I was completely uncomfortable during my meal after hearing a manager rip into one of the waitresses. I felt so bad for her and I could not imagine working for such a guy.

I have eatin there once before a few years ago and I think it was much better then.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Management

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Last Saturday my lunch companion, a long-time Tampa area fisherman, ordered the grouper sandwich. When the food was served, he stated that having caught plenty of grouper throughout the years he was very familiar with that fish's anatomy and the fish on his sandwich was certainly NOT grouper. He brought this to the attention of the management who tried to blame the "mistake" on the kitchen staff. He said they must have grabbed the wrong fish. As grouper is the ONLY fish on their menu, this lame excuse doesn't sit well. I think they get enough tourists and snow-birds that they have been getting away with substituting a lesser fish for grouper.

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★★☆☆☆

Last Saturday my lunch companion, a long-time Tampa area fisherman, ordered the grouper sandwich. When the food was served, he stated that having caught plenty of grouper throughout the years he was very familiar with that fish's anatomy and the fish on his sandwich was certainly NOT grouper. He brought this to the attention of the management who tried to blame the "mistake" on the kitchen staff. He said they must have grabbed the wrong fish. As grouper is the ONLY fish on their menu, this lame excuse doesn't sit well. I think they get enough tourists and snow-birds that they have been getting away with substituting a lesser fish for grouper.

Pros: Ambience, decor

Cons: the food

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I stumbled across the Gallery Bistro while on an overnight layover. The menu was intriguing and there was live music, so we wandered in. Our waiter was very professional and knowledgable; he was able to answer our questions about several of the dishes on the menu without hesitation and make recommendations (not to mention he was very friendly and had GREAT smile).

I had the Caribbean-Style Sea Bass, which was cooked to perfection and had wonderful flavor. The portion size was perfect, served over a bed of rice with a fruity sauce. The martini menu was extensive! After dinner, our waiter brought over the dessert tray and we saw that the portions of the fantastic-looking desserts for one and two people could have easily fed 4-8; we chose to forego dessert for another martini!

The ambiance was great. The live music was a fine addition to a great meal.

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★★★★★

I stumbled across the Gallery Bistro while on an overnight layover. The menu was intriguing and there was live music, so we wandered in. Our waiter was very professional and knowledgable; he was able to answer our questions about several of the dishes on the menu without hesitation and make recommendations (not to mention he was very friendly and had GREAT smile).

I had the Caribbean-Style Sea Bass, which was cooked to perfection and had wonderful flavor. The portion size was perfect, served over a bed of rice with a fruity sauce. The martini menu was extensive! After dinner, our waiter brought over the dessert tray and we saw that the portions of the fantastic-looking desserts for one and two people could have easily fed 4-8; we chose to forego dessert for another martini!

The ambiance was great. The live music was a fine addition to a great meal.

Pros: variety of menu items, HUGE martini selectio, VERY fairly priced

Cons: tad loud, not bad, long wait for check

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I visited this restaurant three times, and I have yet to be dissatisfied with the quality of the food. The texture, flavor and presentation of the food is genius!! Also, the ambience is relaxing and romantic. This restaurant, especially on the weekend, is definitely "must dine" estabishment. I have recommended this restaurant to all of my friends and strangers!!

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★★★★★

I visited this restaurant three times, and I have yet to be dissatisfied with the quality of the food. The texture, flavor and presentation of the food is genius!! Also, the ambience is relaxing and romantic. This restaurant, especially on the weekend, is definitely "must dine" estabishment. I have recommended this restaurant to all of my friends and strangers!!

Pros: interior decoration, presentation of food, live music

Cons: inconsistent service

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Every time I eat here, I wonder why I don't come more often. The food is excellent, the menu is creative, the portions are a good size, the atmosphere is really special. Tonight we ate there and they had live music that was great and very relaxing.

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★★★★★

Every time I eat here, I wonder why I don't come more often. The food is excellent, the menu is creative, the portions are a good size, the atmosphere is really special. Tonight we ate there and they had live music that was great and very relaxing.

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THE GALLERY ECLECTIC BISTRO IS BY FAR IN MY TOP PLACES I LOVE TO EAT AT. I DIDN'T KNOW HOW GOOD THE FOOD WOULD BE WHEN WALKING INTO THIS PLACE. I'VE NEVER HEARD OF IT BEFORE, AND WASN'T SURE HOW GOOD OF QUALITY IT WOULD BE. I ALMOST DIED AND WENT TO HEAVEN WHEN I TASTED THE CHICKEN SPRING ROLLS AND THE FILET MIGNON TIPS! THE FOOD BASICALLY MELTED IN MY MOUTH. THEIR GRITS ARE ALSO A MUST HAVE-VERY DIFFERENT AND TASTY! ALSO THE WAITRESS AND MANAGER WERE VERY NICE AND MADE SURE WE WERE ENJOYING OUR MEALS! EATING HERE WAS AN ORGASMIC EXPERIENCE, I MUST SAY.

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★★★★★

THE GALLERY ECLECTIC BISTRO IS BY FAR IN MY TOP PLACES I LOVE TO EAT AT. I DIDN'T KNOW HOW GOOD THE FOOD WOULD BE WHEN WALKING INTO THIS PLACE. I'VE NEVER HEARD OF IT BEFORE, AND WASN'T SURE HOW GOOD OF QUALITY IT WOULD BE. I ALMOST DIED AND WENT TO HEAVEN WHEN I TASTED THE CHICKEN SPRING ROLLS AND THE FILET MIGNON TIPS! THE FOOD BASICALLY MELTED IN MY MOUTH. THEIR GRITS ARE ALSO A MUST HAVE-VERY DIFFERENT AND TASTY! ALSO THE WAITRESS AND MANAGER WERE VERY NICE AND MADE SURE WE WERE ENJOYING OUR MEALS! EATING HERE WAS AN ORGASMIC EXPERIENCE, I MUST SAY.

 

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